Teen arrested for stealing youth’s sneakers, iPhone at gunpoint

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A Buffalo 16-year-old faces felony charges following an investigation into an armed robbery.

Officers say the 16-year-old held up a juvenile just before 9 p.m. Wednesday on Wohlers Avenue and Brunswick. Working from an anonymous tip, police say they were able to track down the teen.

When police encountered the teen later that night, police say he had the victim’s Air Jordan sneakers in his possession. The teen faces felony charges of robbery/forcible theft with a deadly weapon, grand larceny and criminal possession of a loaded firearm.

The teen’s name is not being released due to the potential for him to be charged as a youthful offender.

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